Sunday, February 22, 2015

Better To Be Nobody Than Somebody

It's always funny when the 1% claims that the 99% envies their wealth and power. Maybe a decade ago, I could have embraced that notion as I was obsessed nearly all my life with somebodyness.

Now, after that exercise in futility, I could give a shit less.

What's wealth and power when your soul is buried by ego? Embrace loss and poverty in your life, as Ghandi did, because the more opulence you have, the less of yourself you know. Christ knew himself, and got crucified trying to show us how to do that. I thank Jesus, the great avatar, for showing me the lonely, often bleak path to true peace, the release from ego. 

You find your true self, which is the Soul, through selflessness. It is much harder to find it when you're selfish

Short version: embrace your anonymity, your in that quiet, it's easy to find who you really are, and not what people label you.

Be cool; be nobody's fool; and don't dismiss the bliss.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bombing Our Way Into The Hearts And Minds...

Drought caused by climate change, which in turn was caused by polluters, poverty as a result of drought and greed...these are the things that create extremism. Despite the whining from the Wrong Wing, the United States cannot afford to nor should it bomb its way into the hearts and minds of the Middle East. The military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about doesn't think we need to do anything but bomb the hell out of anybody who doesn't see eye to eye with us.  

Doesn't that tell you something?

It's like this country cannot seem to do anything without the military. Just check the budget: over half is dedicated to the military! A tiny, tiny portion goes to protecting and paying the soldiers...the rest is for management and materiel. Guess who the Oil Companies' biggest customer is? Well, it sure ain't Joe Public driving his SUV down 2 blocks to get his fuckin' Latte. 

I just want to know one many of our soldiers need to die before we decide to stop blowing people up and try something different? 4,000, 40,000, 400,0000, 4 million?